In all matters it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

Bertrand Russell

The CCRC strives to advance the needs and promote the interests of rural or remotely located communities: by facilitating research, disseminating information to the public, and, providing educational and networking opportunities to the public, and by engaging in public policy dialogue and development activities.

We strive to establish an inclusive gathering place, a place for creativity and meaningful participation


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CCRC is excited to announce…

The Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity (CCRC) is pleased to present this year’s R2R in-person conference (with virtual options) with the theme: Rural Today/Rural Tomorrow! We will be exploring where we are now and where we could be going in the areas of Wellbeing, Housing, Climate and Community. It all happens over three and half days in the Four Winds Barn in Brussels, Ontario, from October 17th – 20th.

Stay tuned for more conference details!

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Early Bird Registration available now! Limited number of tickets.

https://www.huroncounty.ca

WELCOME TO HURON COUNTY

For accommodation information: https://www.ontarioswestcoast.ca/plan-your-trip/where-to-stay/

R2R22 brings people together from across the County, the Country and beyond our borders.

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“The future is only ever realized in the moment.” – Mary Doyle, Workshop Leader at R2R22

Contact for more information: peter@ruralcreativity.org


Grand River Community Play Project

THE GRAND RIVER COMMUNITY PLAY PROJECT… is an event that runs the 310 kilometre length of the Grand River. It begins with conversations, and the collecting of stories from those who live along the Grand. It connects with folks who are interested in participating in the project. Over the course of the summer of 2022 we’ll continue to listen and gather stories and in the fall perform a series of workshop presentations at different locations along the Grand. The work of 2022 will lead to further development in 2023 and take us to a full production in the summer of 2024. Visit regularly for updates. 

Click here for more information!


Missed the launch of RADICAL? Listen to the first episode HERE so you’re ready to join us for episode two coming in November!

In August, the CCRC hosted its first information session about the Social Innovation Hub (SIH) we are building as one of the three pillars for the organization. It is a vital step in our reset – something that began at the Rural Talks to Rural conference in November of 2020. SIH is a connector for relationships, networks and capacity development for rural changemakers through learning, sharing and co-creating.

These actions support rural well-being and foster vibrant rural communities and inspire radical change. At its core the Hub is a place for collaboration, creativity, action and transformation. A first public presentation of the proposal took place virtually and is available online now! Check it out.


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